The Life Lived Better Blog

This Week’s Inspired Insight

August 14th, 2018

Tags: ,

All our lives we are in need, and others are in need of us.  -George Odell

“We need one another when we would accomplish some great purpose, and cannot do it alone…in the hour of our successes, when we look for someone to shoulder our triumphs [and] in the hour of our defeat when with encouragement we might endure and stand again,” writes Odell.  And sometimes, he continues, we need others in order “to be recalled to our best selves again.”

This week, I encourage you to celebrate your connection to others.

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Stephanie

READ MORE...

This Week’s Inspired Insight

August 12th, 2018

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. -Maya Angelou

Sometimes you can feel tired from challenges coming your way.  But when you look into your heart and approach life from  a place of love, your perspective changes.  Remind yourself to chose love and “always one more time,” as Maya Angelou advises.  Maya Angelou was a poet, author, activist, dancer, singer, screenwriter and professor.  Her capacity to love courageously is especially meaningful because she survived hardship and adversity early in her life.

This week I encourage you “to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Stephanie

READ MORE...

This Week’s Inspired Insight

July 29th, 2018

Tags: ,

We can never free ourselves from habit.  But we can replace bad habits with good ones.  -Steven Pressfield

“The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits,”  explains Steven Pressfield.  “An amateur has amateur habits.  A professional has professional habits.”  Steven Pressfield is a best-selling author, including of The War of Art – Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.

This week, I encourage you to look at your habits.  And are they professional?

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Stephanie

READ MORE...

This Week’s Inspired Insight

July 22nd, 2018

Tags: ,

Try to see the good in others.  –Marianne Williamson
“When you’re tempted to judge someone, make an effort to see their goodness,” explains Marianne Williamson.  “Your willingness to look for the best in people will subconsciously bring it forth.”  Marianne Williamson is an American spiritual teacher, lecturer and best-selling author of A Return to Love and other books.
This week, I encourage you to see the good in others.
Enjoy a happy and productive week!
Stephanie
READ MORE...

This Week’s Inspired Insight

July 15th, 2018

Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? -Henri Nouwen

“Did I let go of resentment?  Did I forgive?  Did I love?” asks Henri Nouwen, author of over 40 books on spirituality.  He was a Catholic priest who taught at universities including Harvard and Yale Divinity Schools.  He died in 1996 after living the final years of his life with people with mental disabilities at the L’Arche-Daybreak Community in Canada.

“These are the real questions,” he continues.  “I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits here in this world and the life to come.”

This week, I encourage you to smile often and bring a smile to others!

Enjoy a happy and productive week –

Stephanie

READ MORE...

This Week’s Inspired Insight

June 24th, 2018

Tags: ,

You’re never more than one thought away from a whole new experience of being alive.  -Michael Neill

“Just because a thought is in your head doesn’t mean that it’s true,” explains Michael Neill in a 2014 TEDx Talk.  “What it means is we’re not afraid of what we think we’re afraid of.  We’re afraid of what we think.”  Michael Neill is a transformative coach and the author of The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within.

This week I invite you to consider your thoughts.  And are they all true?

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Stephanie

READ MORE...

This Week’s Inspired Insight

June 17th, 2018

The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. -Carol Dweck

“This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives,” explains Carol Dweck, author of Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success.

This week, I invite you to consider your growth mindset. Are you stretching yourself and sticking with it, even when it’s not going well?

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Stephanie

READ MORE...

This Week’s Inspired Insight

June 10th, 2018

Tags: ,

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. – Mother Teresa

What proportion of your day are you smiling? The benefits of smiling are numerous. When you smile you elevate the moods of those around you.  Mother Teresa also said, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”  And, importantly, when you smile YOU feel better!

This week, I invite you to smile often, and enjoy a happy and productive week!

Very best,

Stephanie

READ MORE...

This Week’s Inspired Insight

June 3rd, 2018

Tags: ,

“Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say.  -Alice Walker

“I say that one a lot,” explains Alice Walker.  “Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”  Alice Walker is an American novelist and writer, poet and activist.  She wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Color Purple.  In 1985, it was released as a movie, directed by Steven Spielberg.

This week, I encourage you to say “thank you” a lot!

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Stephanie

READ MORE...

This Week’s Inspired Insight

May 19th, 2018

Tags: ,

Nothing can happen to you that is not positive.  Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. -Joseph Campbell

“Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life,” explained Joseph Campbell.  “It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge.  If you bring love to that moment – not discouragement – you will find the strength is there.”  Joseph Campbell was a professor of mythology and wrote many books including The Hero With A Thousand Faces.

This week, I encourage you to reflect on a crisis you might be experiencing.  And can you see the opportunity in it?

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Stephanie

READ MORE...
Translate »